If at 3:20 a.m. Californian was heading SW, both of her masthead lights would have been opened to the survivors. Why did they loose the sight of the Californian around the time they sighted the Carpathia at 3:30 a.m.?I could like the one above but it only shows the degree of trim. There was also a 10° list to port which affected the height of the red sidelight.
Gibson described the rockets as 2 points before the port beam (1st and 3rd). If they were SSE by compass, the direction described for the vessel firing the 8 rockets, then Californian was pointing SW by compass at the time Carpathia was firing rockets. (Stone said those rockets at 3:20am were in the SSW which cannot be correct because carpathia came up from the SE.)
Please forgive me a silly question, but what is the second masthead light in your picture?